Friends in high places: Garth Brooks adds show after Saskatchewan premier asks

Garth Brooks performs before a sold-out crowd at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. Country music legend Garth Brooks will be in Saskatchewan a little longer this summer, thanks to the premier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune

REGINA - Country music legend Garth Brooks will be in Saskatchewan a little longer this summer thanks to the premier.

A statement from Brooks says he has added a second August concert in Regina at the request of Scott Moe.

The singer's Aug. 10 concert sold out in 59 minutes.

The added show is to take place on Aug. 9.

After the second show was announced, Moe said on Twitter: "Great News Saskatchewan!"

It will be the first time Brooks will headline a concert in Regina and the first time Mosaic Stadium is the venue for a country music concert.

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